I’m not sure what this is signaling, per se, but there seems to be a focus on low-budget, food-related assaults recently. Maybe the Blue Box is less expensive than a good knife?
From the North Platte Telegraph, we get this:
An unemployed 48-year-old North Platte man was arrested Saturday after police said he assaulted his live-in girlfriend with a cooking pot because he was upset she made him macaroni for dinner.
According to the police report, [the suspect] was intoxicated and assaulted his girlfriend with the pot when he discovered she made macaroni for his dinner. The assault caused the food to be tossed throughout the residence, as he struck her with the pot, according to the report.
And deli meat is FAR more economical than brass knuckles. From the Florida-based TC Palm:
A 19-year-old man accused of hitting his girlfriend with a sandwich, knocking her glasses off and nearly causing a traffic crash is facing domestic battery and child abuse charges, according to a recently released police report.
The victim told police that [the suspect] got angry while she drove and “started to hit her in the arm and striking her in the face with a sandwich, knocking her glasses off her face,” the report states. [The suspect] told investigators that, indeed, he argued. He said he “didn’t want to hit her so he threw a sandwich at her striking her in the face knocking her glasses off.”
He also admitted beating the windshield with the mirror and his fist.
The type of sandwich hurled was not specified in the report.
Three young men in Maine were arrested August 29 for what I would consider bargain hunting. The Bangor Daily News reports:
The Skinny Dip sandwich at the Black Frog Restaurant is free if you bare all and brave a jump into the cold waters of Moosehead Lake, but the court fee for indecent conduct isn’t.
Three friends who took the plunge bare-naked over the weekend and had the tasty sliced prime rib in a baguette roll may now have wished they’d ordered another meal or paid the $10.95 for the sandwich.
See, the restaurant backs up to a small lake, and have outdoor seating on a barge. When our heroes expressed interest in dropping their pants for the free sandwich, the restaurant owner asked his other patrons if they would mind. None did, and the young men proceeded with their naked jump in the lake.
Sadly, their jump did offend a family that was standing on a nearby boardwalk (they were the ones who called the police to complain), as well as a local gamewarden who was refueling his boat. Police came to the restaurant to arrest the jumpers.
Here’s where it gets good:
When police arrived and issued the summons, all of the restaurant patrons on the barge pitched in and donated money to the streakers to help pay the fine, according to Turner. He believed the guests provided about $150 to each of the three skinny dippers.
The Class E crime is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000, but the local District attorney said the punishment for such a misdemeanor would not involve jail time and that the fine would likely range from $300 to $500 each.
And the restaurant owner will continue to offer a free sandwich for diners who take the plunge.